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-raiser with john stephen and former minnesota governor tim pawlenty will be there thursday campaigning for stephen. they all point to a dramatic shift. republicans could take control of the house. maybe the senate as well. that's fueling the drive toward the change. here is brian todd with the report. >> reporter: it looks like a brawl in taiwan's parliament. this was in suburban las vegas after heckling got to a boil. supporters of sharron angle and backers of harry reid hauled off and hit each other. an isolated incident? what do you make of this? >> it's happening audiotape over the country. it's been happening for more than a year. people are upset with politics and the fact that washington hasn't fixed anything. >> they say when so many americans have friends and relatives that lost jobs during the recession, fears for their own outbeing lead to angry outburts. one poll shows republicans and independents are angrier than democrats. politicians are a popular target. take this smackdown from new jersey's republican governor chris christie when they heckled at meg whitman. >> hey, listen. hey, l
conditions on these farms and eventually americans may consider taking these jobs again. >> stephen colbert taking his act to capitol hill to testify on the house subcommittee hearing on immigrant farm labor. it was part comedy part policy, but not everyone in washington is laughing. we'll bring in john harwood, cbs's chief washington correspondent. i don't know about you, i found parts hysterically funny. >> i was not laughing actually, alex. i'm a fan of stephen colbert and is very funny on his show, but it seems to me that a congressional hearing is not the place for that kind of humor. i understand the reason why members of congress want to try to bring attention to the issue and thought his celebrity could help them do that, especially with young people, for example, who don't pay attention to politics. but i'm not sure it succeeded in doing that. it seemed to me that it ended up mocking congress more than it brought attention to the issue. >> but john, if the point is to bring attention to it and engage the younger people and get younger people fired up about the issue to get somethin
. >> ashleigh, thank you. >>> there was a strange spectacle on capitol hill on friday. the comedian, stephen colbert, testifying before congress on immigration. he had done a segment on his show when he spent a day working in the fields to see what it was like to be a migrant farm worker. he came to capitol hill in character. and he stayed in character the entire time. he did not, however, get the laughs he's used to getting on his show. >> it is an honor and a privilege to be here today. congresswoman lofgren asked me to share my vast experience spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to draw my celebrity to this complicated issue. i do say this sincerely, don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. maybe this ag jobs bill would help. i don't know. like most members of congress, i haven't read it. the point is, we have to do something. i'm not going back out there. i trust that following my testimony, both sides will work together on this issue in the best interest of the american people as you always do. >> love him. subcommittee chairwoman said she hasn't seen suc
, conditions facing migrant farm workers, but testifying was a comedian, stephen colbert. and he was in character. colbert spent a day in the fields working alongside immigrant workers taping this bit for his comedy central show which deals with political satire. he tried to be funny. he made a joke about game in in iowa and said the best way to prevent abuse of migrant workers is for americans to stop eating fruits and vegetables they pick. the chairwoman of the subcommittee said she wanted to call attention to the problem saying celebrities add pizazz. they also add controversy. >> picking beans, packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say -- and i do mean this sincerely -- please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. for one thing, when you're picking beans you have to spend all day bending over. it turns out -- and i did not know this -- most soil is at ground level. if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high? come on, where is the funding? >> republicans weren't laughing. the committee critic
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